The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a Nuclear Medicine Radiologist position.
The Division of Nuclear Medicine and the Columbia PET Center are under completely new management and are looking to recruit a highly qualified clinician-scientist with ambition to grow his or her career in research and administration. Experience and a proven track record in administrative service is a plus. This position is being created to accelerate the academic and research clinical program in Molecular Imaging, and hence physicians with a track record and/or demonstrable strong interest in translational molecular imaging will be preferred. Applicant will be expected to independently cover a busy service when on clinical rotation and expected to actively lead a research program after startup period, where dedicated research time and resources will be made available. Active mentorship by departmental leaders will be available. Collaborations with leaders in many medical and engineering fields are also available to faculty. A track record of grant funding will strengthen the application but highly motivated accomplished young investigators with a desire to attain a K08 or first R01 grant are encouraged to apply.
The PET Center imaging resources include 3 state-of-the-art PET/CT scanners, with plans for a PET/MR program in the near future available for clinical and research use. Dedicated research facilities includes a Molecular Imaging Center that houses 2 cyclotrons, 3 PET/CT Cameras and a cGMP facility capable of production of radiopharmaceuticals for research/clinical use, along with a dedicated Regulatory office to expedite FDA approval. Modifications to the facility to enable cGMP production of compounds suitable for MR imaging/spectroscopy are feasible.
Active expansion into outpatient imaging facilities in Manhattan and Westchester will also have Nuclear Medicine facilities including PET/CT. The Division faculty interpret yearly over 3000 PET/CT scans, and performs almost 500 research imaging cases annually. The nuclear medicine faculty provide training for up to two fellows as well as residents and medical students.
Responsibilities include Nuclear medicine and PET Center clinical services, development of a research program focusing both on clinical and basic research, participation in clinical and/or basic research, patient care, active participation of resident and fellowship education, participation in interdisciplinary conferences, and collaboration with clinical colleagues. This is a Nuclear Medicine faculty position requiring collaboration in Departmental administrative activities geared towards the continued improvement and development of a high-quality clinical imaging program.
Columbia University Medical Center is one of the premier clinical and research institutions in the country, with referrals from world-class physicians across all specialties. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has 977 inpatient beds and an additional 201 beds at the Allen Hospital site one mile north. There is a dedicated children's hospital, The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the recently opened Heart Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently ranked in the top 6 hospitals in the country by US News & World Report, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is ranked in the top 8 Medical Schools nationally. Among many collaborations, the Radiology Department works in partnership with colleagues in the Medical Center's many highly regarded Departments and Centers, including the renowned Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center for the investigation of diseases of the central nervous system, the Taub Institute for research on Alzheimer's disease and the aging brain, the Department of Neurology, the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute, the Department of Neurological Surgery, the NCI- designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the Department for Biomedical Engineering.
The position requires a Nuclear Radiology fellowship-trained diagnostic radiologist or board certification in nuclear medicine. The candidate must be fellowship trained in nuclear medicine and preferably board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and must also be eligible to practice medicine in the State of New York.
The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
To formally apply for the position, please visit our online application site at https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65885 to submit your application. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The University and the Department of Radiology are committed to the diversity of its faculty. Outstanding female and underrepresented minority scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
Internal Number: Req. 0008500
About Columbia University, Department of Radiology
The Department of Radiology currently provides clinical and research programs with subspecialty expertise at six locations, including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY), the Allen Pavilion, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown and Tarrytown. The full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology is offered throughout the enterprise, including the complete array of diagnostic radiology (CT, US, MRI, plain films), interventional radiology (body, vascular, and neuro), and nuclear medicine (PET, PET/CT, CT/SPECT). All services utilize the most advanced technology available to provide cutting-edge radiologic service to our patients and referring physicians.The department participates in a broad range of NIH-funded research initiatives and translational research collaborations with every other department in the medical center, placing us at the forefront of advanced medical imaging. Many of these projects are performed in dedicated state-of-the-art Department of Radiology research facilities, which include the David A. Gardner PET Research Center, a world class nuclear medicine facility that provides high qual...ity positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT clinical and research facilities; the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Center of Columbia University, which boasts several high field research magnets. The Department also has a strong collaborative relationship with Columbia University's Department of Biomedical Engineering.